Fear, Society, And Birth

A friend reminded me in a recent e-mail of the world of risk we are now part of in the West. It was one of those circulating e-mails, and it took a look at the differences in the world we grew up in compared to the one our children are a part of now. According to the risk measures we apply to the life of our children it is clear many of us should not have survived! Children now have become more protected and cocooned than we ever were.

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About Author: Jenny Hall

Jenny Hall is Midwifery Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol, U.K. She is clinical editor of The Practising Midwife and author of Midwifery Mind and Spirit, available from Books for Midwives. She has five daughters, all born at home!

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